Friday, March 28, 2014

A mother and son from Norwalk are facing drug charges, stemming from illegal sales of prescription painkillers.

58-year-old Patricia Rapp, and 34-year-old Thomas Rapp were arrested Tuesday evening, at their home on Benedict Avenue. Both appeared in court Wednesday, and entered not guilty pleas. The two are accused of selling oxycodone.


A Norwalk man caught with synthetic cannabis is awaiting court proceedings in Sandusky County.

Joseph McCarty was arrested Tuesday morning, after a traffic stop in Woodville. An officer noticed the drugs, commonly known as K-2 or Spice in the car. McCarty was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Approximately 32,000 Ohioans have until April 15th to claim nearly $25 million in income tax refunds left over from 2010.

If the refunds aren’t claimed, the federal government gets to keep them.


Milan Village Administrator Kevin Ackerman has announced his retirement.

He’s stepping down May 16th.  Ackerman also serves as Milan’s water and wastewater superintendent.


Sandusky school officials have unveiled new plans to help make graduates globally competitive.

Among the items in the Transformation Plan: cost-free college education. Graduating seniors would receive associate’s degrees, along with high school diplomas. More details can be found on the Sandusky City Schools’ website.


A new bill in Columbus would ‘up the ante’, for drug dealers.

They could be charged with murder, if one of their customers dies from an overdose. Under House Bill 508, illegally selling drugs to someone who overdoses would bring a lifetime prison sentence. Offenders would be eligible for parole in 20 years if the victim was over 18, and 25 years if the victim was under 18. Dayton-area Republican Jim Butler is sponsoring the measure. He hopes it would serve as a deterrent. Several states have similar laws.


The City of Norwalk will soon institute a new water meter reading process, designed to shorten the time between the reading date and the billing date, to better provide residents with more timely information on their water usage. 

The first step in this process will require new account numbers for all users, which will be reflected on the bills received in April.  Residents will need to use this new number when paying, to ensure that the payment is credited properly. The next step is scheduled to take place for bills received in May.  Depending on the previous reading date, the bill could cover a longer or shorter period of time for the first month of the change. 


A Memphis, Tennessee man with a lengthy rap sheet has been arrested for allegedly cheating at the Hollywood Casino, Toledo.

51-year-old Ellis Quinn Jr. is facing three felony counts of casino cheating for ‘postbetting’ on craps.  It’s a form of cheating in which the gambler places a bet or increases his bet after the dice stop rolling.  According to reports, Quinn is so good at it that officials used surveillance video of his moves to train law enforcement officers in Missouri.  He’s been banned from all Missouri casinos and he’s been arrested for cheating at casinos in Louisiana, Mississippi and Nevada.

There’s more…

A Defiance man upset over losing has learned his fate.  Randy Marks must spend 4 months in jail then serve three years probation and pay $10,000 restitution.  He’s also been banned from the Hollywood Casino, Toledo.  Marks was convicted of punching out nine slot machines at the casino.


In sports…

The Cleveland Cavaliers are back in action tonight.  It’s the Cavs and Nets in Brooklyn.  Pregame is at 7, with tipoff at 7:30 on 95.3, WLKR.

Steve Gray, head coach of the State Champion Norwalk Truckers Boys’ Basketball Team will join us on tomorrow’s Locker Room show.  Also on the show:  Tim Stried with the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Indians play-by-play announcer Jim Rosenhaus.  The Locker Room begins at 9am.

NASCAR Sprint Cup racing resumes Sunday with the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia.  Coverage begins at noon on K96.